Monday, November 16, 2015

In Case You Missed It - Nov 16

Red Cross volunteers leaving Yankee Stadium to install smoke alarms in Highbridge Community. (Photo: Matt LaMonica)
Over the last 7 days, the Greater New York Red Cross provided emergency assistance to 71 adults and 12 children following 39 local disasters. Here are some highlights from last week and a preview of upcoming activities (see below).

Last Week in Review

GNY Red Cross CEO, Josh Lockwood, discusses today's Home Fire Preparedness smoke alarms installations in the Bronx.
Posted by American Red Cross in Greater New York on Saturday, November 14, 2015

Upcoming Events and Opportunities 

  • Starting today, be on the lookout for the above Red Cross holiday PSA. Special thanks to our Board Chair John Osborne and BBDO for producing the TV spot.
  • Win a Deluxe Emergency Preparedness Kit by taking the online emergency preparedness training. You’ll be automatically entered to win. This contest is open to residents of New York City, Long Island, Orange, Sullivan, Rockland, Putnam and Westchester Counties. Four winners will be chosen each month (notified via email).
  • Nov 16, 20: Red Cross blood drives; 1 to 7pm; 520 West 49th Street, Manhattan. Schedule an appointment to donate today.
  • Nov 22: The Red Cross “Restoring Family Links” program and many other city agencies will be on hand at the Family Resource Day taking place at P.S. 61, 88-50, 50th ave, Corona, N.Y., to provide many services for immigrant families.
  • Dec 3-6: For Long Islanders, we invite you to join us for the 20th Anniversary of Champions for Charity!
  • Dec 5: The Red Cross, Mayor, and the FDNY Foundation announced our #GetAlarmedNYC Home Fire Campaign. Our campaign needs volunteer support to staff Daily Installation Teams every week as well as an exciting Mega Event in Jackson Heights, on December 5th. Sign up for a Home Fire Campaign shift today (link for Red Cross Volunteers).

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